Take note: snow removal ordinances

The Borough of Woodmont and the City of Milford have ordinances requiring property owners to keep sidewalks clear.

And, no, as you’ll see below, waiting for it to melt does not meet the requirement:




Sec. 14-14. Alternate-Side Snow Parking; Driveway Parking;

Deposit of Snow and Ice; Penalties for Violation.


(e)Snow or ice deposits. No person shall cause snow or ice to be deposited on any public street or sidewalk within the City of Milford. Police officers may issue a citation for any violations of the provisions of this section. Persons receiving said citations shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and shall be fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00).


Sec. 20-9. Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks-

Duty of abutting property owners.


All snow and ice shall be removed from the sidewalks of the city by the owner, tenant or occupant of the premises adjoining and fronting every such sidewalk within twenty-four (24) hours after the storm, during which such snow or ice was precipitated, shall have ceased. Every owner, tenant or occupant of the premises adjoining and fronting on any sidewalk which has not been cleared of snow and ice shall be subject to punishment as provided in section 1-9 of this Code of Ordinances. (Code 1962, § 14-32)


Sec. 20·10. – Same-Removal by city; collection of costs.


The city, as provided in section 7-118, of the General Statutes of the state, may remove snow and ice upon default or neglect of the owner, tenant or occupant of such premises to comply with the removal of section 20-9 of this chapter.


Frank Juliano